Burkina edge closer after victory over Namibia

Striker Aristide Bance
Aristide Bance was on target for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso moved closer to a place at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations after romping to a 4-1 win over Namibia on Saturday.

Abdul Razak Traore opened the floodgates in the 12th minute for the visitors in Windhoek.

Striker Aristide Bance and Alain Traore converted second half penalties to make it 3-0 in the Group F match.

Germany-based Jonathan Pitroipa struck in stoppage time after Tangeni Shipahu reduced the arrears.

Namibia played the Stallions under protest, claiming Cameroon-born defender Herve Zengue was ineligible to line-up for the Burkinabes.

Burkina Faso need just one point from their last game against Gambia in October to seal their place at the tournament.

But they can qualify if Namibia manages at least a draw when they host Gambia in the next game in September.